"I remember that when my mother died I was twelve years old or a little less." Doña Beatriz Ahumada made her last will and testament on 24 November 1528.
As we observe the 450th anniversary of St. Teresa's return to Avila under obedience to the Apostolic Visitor, we meditate on her teaching concerning obedience: "there is no path that leads more quickly to the highest perfection than obedience"
St. Edith Stein tells the story of how St. Teresa became the prioress of the Monastery of the Incarnation in Avila amid a great furor 450 years ago
It is my heartfelt wish that the commemorative year, recently inaugurated, may arouse a renewed interest in the figure of this great Saint
When the Blessed Sacrament was brought into her cell, the Holy Mother raised herself without anyone’s help
There is, however, no record standing by of God’s reply
The discalced friar who is confessor here is doing great good
On St. Bartholomew's day the habit was received by some and the Blessed Sacrament was reserved